03 February 2012

NIGERIA : Dstv Legue Dunks-Off February 25

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has announced that the 2011/2012 Dstv Premier Basketball League will dunk-off February 25 across the country.

According to a statement issued by the federation, the new date of February 25 was arrived at after the Nigeria Basketball ruling body, NBBF took into consideration appeals from the 16 clubs from the Atlantic and Savannah conference of the league.
NBBF president Tijjani Umar said the federation is a proactive one that is prepared to carry every stakeholder along in administration of the game. Officials of the NBBF will on February 16, 2012, hold a stakeholder conference with teams in the Atlantic conference in Lagos while that of the Savannah conference have been scheduled for February 18 in Abuja with the federation first executive meeting for the 2012 holding same day as the Savannah conference stakeholder conference in Abuja.
The 16 clubs that will be campaigning in the league this season include league defending champion, Royal Hoopers of Port Harcourt and seven Lagos-based clubs Union Bank, Dodan Warriors, Comets, Islanders, Police Baton, Chariot and newly promoted Nigeria Customs club in the Atlantic conference.
Leading the challenge in the Savannah conference are the 2010/2011 fourth placed side Kada Stars of Kaduna, three-time champion Kano Pillars and Nigeria Immigration of Kano. Bauchi Nets and Yelwa Hawks of Bauchi, Tapgun Rockets of Jos, Niger Potters of Minna and newly promoted Civil Defence of Abuja.

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